If your birthday falls on or near a holiday, you know how difficult it can be to separate your birthday from the holiday, and how hard it is to get a group of people together to celebrate. One of the best holidays to have a birthday is 4th of July. Lots of people love to get together for great food, fun and fireworks. You can have so much fun with a patriotic party theme and the weather is guaranteed to be warm.
Top Party Ideas for a 4th of July Birthday
Patriotic Fruit Appetizers
Make festive party kabobs with strawberries, bananas and blueberries. Love this one we found on Pinterest from Party City:
Ice Cold Drinks
With the blazing heat of July, ice cold beverages are a must. Don’t just throw soda cans and water bottles in an ice chest. Create cool drinks in individual glasses (mason jars are cheap and totally on trend right now) or in a giant drink dispenser. Here are 2 great ideas from a couple of blogs – click either image for more information on creating these fruity delights:
Fruity Drinks from mom.me
Cute mocktails from babycenter.com’s blog
Decorated Mason Jar Glasses
Mason jars are awesome and you can buy a case of them at Walmart or Hobby Lobby. Help party guests differentiate their drinking glasses by creating these patriotic mason jars decorated with scrapbook paper – a fun idea from blogger Cheryl (click the image for her tutorial):
DIY Burlap Birthday Banner
Creating a personalized birthday banner is another fantastic way to make the birthday guy or gal feel special. Hobby Lobby and other craft stores sell blank burlap pennant banners which you can decorate any way you want. Use red and blue paint to write out their name or birthday message. You can also make a similar banner using scrapbook paper and twine or ribbon. Below is a “Happy Birthday” banner that can be purchased on Etsy. Next to that is a banner that says “Love” that I’ve included since it has a great tutorial on painting your own custom burlap sign.
Customize this Birthday Banner in Etsy shop TwoDoodlesDesigns
Click this image for a tutorial on creating your own burlap birthday banner
Red, White and Blue Birthday Cake
This is where you want to keep the cake birthday themed. Don’t do a flag design with a fruit topping or frosting – if you do, it won’t really feel like a birthday cake. Whether you plan to bake a home made cake or order one from a bakery, keep the red, white and blue color scheme with some stars or fireworks, but stay away from flags and keep it birthday oriented with a “Happy Birthday” message.
Patriotic Birthday Cake from Tita’s Cakes & Creations in San Antonio, TX.
Red White and Blue Ombre Cake from Foodista.com
Patriotic Birthday Cake
Sparkler Birthday Candles
Top the cake with sparkler candles from your local party store, or buy some online. We found the ones below at Shindigz.com.
When the sun goes down, let everyone have some fun with sparklers. Keep everyone’s hands safe by using a solo cup to separate their hands from the sparks – a fabulous safety tip for kids and adults from stockpilingmoms.com
DIY Fair Games
Hostess with the Mostess blog has excellent party games with a county fair theme which are perfect for any 4th of July party. Click the image below for instructions on DIY ring toss, balloon darts and more.
DIY county fair fames from blog.hwtm.com
American Flag Party Favors
Send party guests home with these memorable American Flag party favor bookmarks from Kyle Design. Choose from 30 colors to personalize for each guest. You can also engrave the back with their name and the date.
Personalize this patriotic bookmark from kyledesigns.com
More Great July 4th Party Ideas:
Follow our 4th of July Celebration board on Pinterest for other great Independence Day Party ideas.
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